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Revenge SF / DJ Shitbird

Revenge SF/DJ Shitbird: Welcome to the PartyWelcome to the Party (2004)
Narnack

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Hmm...where to begin? I'll begin with Revenge SF, since it is a Split CD (god I hate these things...just release separate CDs!) Anyway, Revenge SF is drums and gritty, bass-y keyboards with distorted vocals. They play dance music that reminds me of grind stripped down. Maybe a slightly more tame.


Hmm...where to begin? I'll begin with Revenge SF, since it is a Split CD (god I hate these things...just release separate CDs!) Anyway, Revenge SF is drums and gritty, bass-y keyboards with distorted vocals. They play dance music that reminds me of grind stripped down. Maybe a slightly more tame The Locust without guitar and bass. I like it. It shows definite progression crazy time signatures and the like. Really crazy stuff.

Killer tracks include "The Gist," and "Bird on a Wire." And all the other ones. I'm also getting a very Ex-Models vibe from it as well, in the way that the instruments play more rhythm than melody.

There's not a whole lot more to say other than "This shit rocks my pretentious hipster socks right off!" You probably won't like it because I do. Or at least, a good chunk of you are going to say that without even listening to it. To me, it's some of the most intricately orchestrated music with just drums and keys. Blows the fuck out of Mates of State. This shit's like Mates of State on crack. And it's awesome. Did I say that before? I'm having a dance party in my head. Literally.

And now for something completely different. Sort of.

DJ Shitbird and the Ultimate Party Machine features 8 year old Kristy Somethingorother of Lil' Pocketknife fame throwing out her rapping(is it really rapping?) over fast crazy trance/techno beats. It's...just nowhere near as good as Revenge. Where Revenge is intricate and interesting with tempo changes and killer rhythms, this is just repetitive. Sure, it's cute that she's eight years old. But cuteness does not necessarily make good music. While the Revenge half of the review gets at least an 8, this part gets a 3 or 4. With songs like "Pockets Full of Party," "Party Bomb," "Ru N2 Party," it seems like Kristy is trying to be the next AWK. ZING.

Overall, I'll give this album an 8. The reason for this is that there are 11 amazing Revenge SF tracks and only 5 repetitive ones by DJ Shitbird. In my book, more than 10 songs = enough to be a full length CD. I suggest buying it and listening to the DJ Shitbird part once for cuteness factor. Then pretend like the last five songs are non-existent.

 

 
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Jesse (June 18, 2004)

DJ Shitbird isn't actually a DJ at all. The girl just makes up cutesy raps. Other people make beats.

SilentStorms (June 17, 2004)

This Revenge band sounds interesting, anyone have a clue where I could preview these biatches?

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

I guess everyone should give their kids stupid names and push them into making crappy music so they have more street cred when they're 15. "That kid... he's been making indie techno for at least ten years".

I think it's pathetic, and even though I guess it's supposed to be some novelty act or something, making your kid rap about partying and calling him "Shitbird" will just make everyone think you probably abbuse him/her. In fact, that's what I think DJ's act is all about. Some parents trying to cash in using their kid. Fucking pathetic.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

that is messed up a 8 year old has a name of dj shitbird. it should be DJ Barbie girl or something like that.

Jesse (June 16, 2004)

It does, and it absolutely rips.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

Grind is great but I can't imagine it working without git and bass.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

Grind is great but I can't imagine it working without git and bass.

-BSD

yellowtrash (June 15, 2004)

God. Lil' Pocket Knife EP is really bad. DJ Shitbird on the other hand shouldn't be too bad.

Anyways, split CDs are way cheaper than releasing two separate CDs and also I'm sure the bands don't have enough material to release full lengths.

boldredletters (June 15, 2004)

Yeah, damn those split albums. God forgive bands trying to introduce each other, or trying to give the consumer more for their money.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

zing! boobaru

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